Monday, 18 April 2016

The Make-Up Tag!

I am back! It's been a while but I thought I would do The Make-Up Tag to get things kick-started again.

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?
I don't remember my first specific item but everything from my first "make-up bag" were bits and pieces from Avon that my mum didn't want anymore!
2. Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications?
I struggle with mascara but I have to say my favourite of all time is the L'Oreal Telescopic mascara. I love the Younique 3D Fibre Lash as well but it requires more effort than a regular mascara. 

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?
I like full coverage,  I have a mis-matched skin tone and I'm prone to spots/acne so full coverage is my preference. 

4. Favorite high end brand?
Urban Decay for eyeshadow and MAC for everything else!

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't? 
MakeUp Forever and Charlotte Tillbury.

6. Favorite drugstore brand?
L'Oreal, Make-Up Revolution and Freedom MakeUp.

7. Do you wear fake eyelashes? 
Only for nights out and special occasions. 

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?
Foundation, mascara and lipstick. 

9. What is your most cherised beauty product?
My Urban Decay Vice 4 palette and my ColorPop Lippie Stick in the shade Tootsi.

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?
I'm always shopping for make-up. Everytime I'm in town I'm always picking up new bits and pieces. I feel less bad getting one or two things at a time.

11. Do you have a "beauty budget" or you spend freely? 
I used to spend freely but now my collection is getting a bit crazy so I'm trying to rein it in.

12. Do you utilize coupons, rewards cards and sales when you shop for cosmetics?
I have Boots Rewards card and a Superdrug BeautyCard. Make-Up Revolution do amazing coupon codes as well so they're well worth looking out for.

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?
Eyeshadows - I have a ridiculous amount of eyeshadows!

14. Is there a brand that you absolutely can't stand?
I can't think of one that I "can't stand"  - it's usually individual products that I don't like - not the brands as a whole.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in cosmetics like parabens or sulfates?
It’s always a plus when something doesn’t have these ingredients, but I don’t avoid them as long as I like the product.

16. Do you have a favorite place to shop for makeup?

17. Do you like trying new skincare products or do you keep a certain routine?I'm so bad at skincare I don't even have a routine

18. Favorite bath and body brand?
Victoria's Secret 

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would you choose?

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?
Benefit - hands down!

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?
Kylie Jenner.

22Do you belong to any online makeup communities?
Yes I'm a member of Blended !

23. 5 Favorite Beauty Gurus

24. Do you like multifunctional products like lip and cheek stains?
No - I don't trust things with more than one purpose!

25. Are you clumsy in putting makeup?
Not usually, it's mainly my eyeliner that lets me down.

26. Do you use makeup base/primer for the eyes?
Yes! I recently tried the Urban Decay Primer Potion and I don't understand how I ever used anything else.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?
Shampoo and conditioner....and then my Schwarzkopf Silhouette Hair Mousse to keep my curls in place.

28. What do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Foundation always.

29. Do you ever consider taking makeup classes?
Yes, I would love to but they're pretty pricey -  I will do a course eventually but right now I'm sticking with YouTube.

30. What do you love about makeup?
Everything - I love being able to be creative and if I want to, make myself look like a totally different person. I love learning new techniques, trying new products and finding out what works for me.